The quasi-life of clericalism
shielded men from responsibility and covered for them when they fell or failed.
helps explain the traumatic bond that comes into being between a clergy abuser and his victim.
It's just plain right to heed the growing consensus that clericalism
says that the Church has too often been self-centered, replete with clericalism
, and preoccupied with its own virtue.
According to the National Catholic Reporter, "By implication, 'Towards Understanding' was arguing that the culture of clericalism
should be fundamentally reformed.
Abuse happens in the church because we perpetuate structures of clericalism
that place clergy in unrealistic positions of power and adulation among the faithful," said the Rev.
A reconciler who rejected theological factionalism and clericalism
, Speer in 1924 was chosen by twenty-two thousand readers of The Christian Century as one of the twenty-five greatest leaders of the church--"the men of deepest and most prophetic vision" (61).
drives a wedge in an ongoing relationship with God in Christ.
Parish staff can be tempted to clericalism
, and parish communities can ignore new parishioners who can feel lost in a crowd of people.
Can they say with any degree of definiteness that the fact that so many priests abused children is not connected to celibacy and clericalism
and the whole style of life that a priest is forced to live?
It dives into the clerical culture and provides examples of arrogant clericalism
on the part of complicit hierarchs.
He reviews all previous reformations from the time of Constantine through Gregory to the 16th century and finds that each has left us with questions today about how we relate to the world, how to deal with clericalism
and authority in the church, and how we react culturally to the excessive individualism that marks our culture.